Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa are granted a divorce in just 30 seconds

16 October 2018, 10:39

Ant and Lisa
Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Ant McPartlin and his wife of 11 years have been granted a 'quickie' divorce.

The TV presenter and his former partner Lisa Armstrong were allowed to divorce by a judge at a hearing in London in under 30 seconds.

The 42-year-old presenter, one half of TV duo Ant & dec, confirmed earlier this year that he and Lisa were splitting up.

Judge Alun Jenkins, granted the couple a decree nisi in under 30 seconds on Tuesday morning (October 16).

Last year, Ant entered rehab after dealing with a two-year addiction to painkillers after a knee operation in 2015. In April of this year, he was banned from driving for over 20 months and fined £86,000 for driving while being over twice the legal limit.

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong Wedding
Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong married in 2006. Picture: Getty

In a statement released at the time of the couple's split, a rep said: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after eleven years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.

"Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made."

The couple married back in 2006, after meeting at a roadshow in Newcastle in the mid-1990s, while Lisa was a member of the pop group Deuce.

Ant is still taking time off from work, with Holly Willoughby stepping in to replace him on this year's I'm a Celebrity with Declan Donnelly.